China lacks psychologists, so businesses fill the mental health care gap

Nov 22, 2021
One entrepreneur is placing her bets on a paid online listening service for women.
In China, online and app-based companionship services have cropped up to address isolation. Above, a man sits alone on his cellphone in Beijing.
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When it comes to insurance money, mental health is not treated equal

Jan 5, 2018
For every $1 insurance companies reimburse primary care doctors, they reimburse mental health professionals only 83 cents. Even when treating the exact same thing, like depression.
Ten years after Congress passed a mental health parity law, people seeking care still have trouble finding treatments covered by insurance.
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